Correctional Health Services
Correctional Health Services Careers Join our dedicated, compassionate team and make a difference!
Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide, specialized program providing care for clients who are incarcerated in one of BC’s 10 provincial correctional facilities. People who are incarcerated are often in poorer health than the general population, and are more likely to live with chronic illness. CHS is part of the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) program under the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). Treating adult clients across the province within the correctional centres, CHS provides health care services including medical and nursing care, primary care, mental health and substance use treatment support, basic emergency response services, opioid antagonist treatments and care, dentistry, and post-discharge supports.
We believe everyone deserves a chance to access healthcare treatments and heal, and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen.
Featured CHS Opportunities
Correctional Health Services is hiring across all areas of our program including Physicians, Nurses (looking for general medical and surgical experience), Community Transition Team members, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Dieticians, Psychologists, Indigenous Patient Navigators and more. Find our latest opportunities here:
- Clinical Scientist III (Research Lead), Correctional Health Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services – Vancouver, BC
- Health Services Manager, North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre, Correctional Health Services – Port Coquitlam, BC
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) / New Grad - Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria, BC - Correctional Health Services
- Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) / New Grad – Okanagan Correctional Centre, Oliver, BC - Correctional Health Services
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) / New Grad, Prince George Correctional Centre (PGRCC) Prince George, BC - Correctional Health Services
Safety First for your Career in Correctional Health Services Employee Experience
Join our team where you can live and work in your community, positively influence a client’s journey down a new path, and see the difference you can make as you serve the diverse populations of the BC Corrections system. We have a large team across many areas of opportunity and want to share with you some of our team members’ first-hand experiences. You can also learn more about CHS on the BCMHSUS website.
Learn more about all that PHSA has to offer
Correctional Health Services Careers
You are safe coming into a correctional health centre, and there is lots of support when it comes to your personal safety. Hear more from our team on their experience.
Community Transition Teams
Community Transition Teams are an important part of the Correctional Health Services program, learn more about this dynamic team supporting clients as they transition back into society.
Nursing Behind the Scenes
Find out why nurses like Diane, Cory and Kulveen love what they do at Corrections Health Services. At Correctional Health Services, you’ll discover a team-focused culture and a rewarding career.
Physicians in Correctional Health Services
Our Physicians work with world-class teams in supporting mental health and substance use across BC. We’re looking for experience in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry—grow your medical career with us at Correctional Health Services. Work with a multidisciplinary team and receive the level of nursing and administrative support you need.Chs Physician Jobs
We provide Correctional Health Services in all the Provincial Correctional Facilities across B.C. Locations include:
- Prince George
- Maple Ridge
- Port Coquitlam
With almost 20,000 employees working on a full-time, part-time or casual basis across the province, you will be part of a highly-specialized community of professionals focused on one thing: caring for the patients we serve across our diverse groups of care.
As a PHSA employee, you may be eligible for a comprehensive health benefits package, relocation assistance as well as continued education and specialty training.
"This is a fantastic place to learn and grow as a nurse. I had only been a nurse for a year when I started here."Jennifer Gill Licensed Practical Nurse, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
"We have a really robust health care system within corrections. We have what we call our Mental Health and Substance Use team and it’s made up of allied health professionals as well as nurses, and that includes Mental Health Coordinators, Concurrent Disorder Counsellors, Addictions Counsellors, Access and Transition Nurses who do a lot of discharge planning work, Mental Health & Substance Use Nurses, Social Workers as well as Support Workers"Shannon Petovello Mental Health Coordinator, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
"Corrections was something different, so I tried it, and I never left.Kelsey Holzworth Registered (Clinic) Nurse, Prince George Regional Correctional Centre